Botswana to use video conference in USA bank swindle case

Video conferencing will be used in a fraud case
Video conferencing will be used in a fraud case

FRANCISTOWN: Video conferencing will be used on June 15 and 16 to hear evidence from witnesses in the United States who were allegedly swindled by two Zimbabwean men in Botswana in 2012.

Whether the conference will be in Gaborone or Francistown where the case is being heard will decided by principal magistrate, Dumisani Basupi, on May 13.

Yesterday, a prosecutor, Gasemotho Pitlagano told Basupi that the owners of the cards allegedly used in the swindle by the accused, Tendai Gwatu (27) and Godfrey Marecha (28) mostly stay in Dallas, Texas in the US. “Our witnesses in the USA are ready to give evidence through video conferencing and it will take place in Gaborone,” Pitlagano said.

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